Wrimo is both a noun and a verb in the Nano world. One *is* a Wrimo, and one *will* Wrimo during November. Here's a quick 101 of what exactly NaNoWriMo is and why I love it!
But California is different. It’s dry, relatively, and cooler, in a way. The sun teases me in the morning, blazing the sky in my north-facing window at six each morning. Yet the shadows cast by the mountain peaks lend a crispness to the air that, even after four years, I never quite expect in the … Continue reading Officially Published!
There are countless advice articles about what exactly writers' block is, how to cure it, and--my favorite part--why it is always the writers' fault for it occurring. It's just fear, self-doubt, and discipline. Over and over, rinse and repeat, repackaged and rewritten, thank you very much Mister Content Mill man! For the most part, I … Continue reading A Personal Study in Writers’ Block
So this is where I gasp: "Heckin' wow it is has been Too Long since I last posted on this here bloggo!" and you go "Yeah, right, something like that, nobody missed it anyway?" And at the risk of sounding cliche and excuses-excuses...I really did get swamped! The upside was that a good chunk of … Continue reading Generic Catch-Up Post With Some Good News
No froofy long-winded intro here. A friend sent me this amidst a string of key-smash gibberish when I sent her an excerpt of a work in progress recently: "I forgot I was reading!" I don't want my readers to have to think while they're reading (for the most part). I want them to feel; to … Continue reading The Best 5 Words I Could Hear (As a Writer)
I'm one of those blabbermouth people. Man, if I am excited about something, I'll tell everyone about it! I'm that annoying friend on Facebook who fills the feed with updates about developments that are mildly pleasing to most but the most exciting thing ever for me! I would get ahead of myself and share too much, too … Continue reading Refocusing Energy: How I Finally Learned to Get Stuff Done
At the end of the day, there really is no such thing as a good or bad writer. If you write, and you have the drive to do it, you are a writer. It does not matter if you are published (I'm not...yet) or if you have entirely other careers. If you just write for fun … Continue reading A Reminder for All Writers (and Creators)
I'm not sure how well-known this word is outside the world of fan fiction, but the concept is simple enough: a story told in one hundred words. No more, no less. The story can be complete with a beginning, middle, and end, or it can be just one scene left open-ended for interpretation. Some drabbles … Continue reading The Strength of Drabbles
I have been a little swamped this week, with a few changes in my schedule and some health things getting in the way. Juggling multiple blogs, work, a dog*, and regular life stuff means it takes awhile to get things settled. Trying to work in this whole "writing for more than just fun" thing is … Continue reading Validation is Always a Great Thing, Even Just a Little Teensy Bit
I write something every day, at the least I make an effort to. There have been periods--long stretches--where I wrote nothing at all, but daily writing, in any form, has had a considerable impact on my development as a writer, and maybe even as a person, a little bit. The use of some of these … Continue reading My Daily Standbys